Program on the introduction of advanced equipment for CO2-saving recycling
The JWRF has implemented the financial assistance program to introduce advanced recycling equipment that saves CO2. The purpose of this program is to reduce energy-related CO2 emissions throughout the recycling process of used products and to improve the recovery efficiency of recycled resources.
Program on the achievement of multi-benefits through the effective use of waste energy, FY 2020
The JWRF implemented the financial assistance program to achieve multi-benefits such as regional resilience improvement, regional revitalization through the recycling of resources and energy within the region, and prevention of capital outflow to outside the region. This program requires private companies to introduce facilities for waste treatment, such as highly efficient energy recovery from waste heat and waste fuel production, and to conclude an agreement with the local government on the receiving of disaster waste.
Program on the promotion of advanced resource recycling equipment installation for building of a decarbonized society
The JWRF is implementing financial assistance program on the installation of advanced resource recycling equipment for CO2 emission reduction. The purpose of this program is to reduce the emission of energy-derived CO2 in the entire recycling process of end-of-life products, as well as to quantitatively expand products that could not be recycled in the past, or to supply higher-quality recycled materials.
Research and Development of a scheme for recycling of incineration ashes in line with regional characteristics (The Breakthrough Project)
The JWRF has implemented this research and development as one of the Breakthrough Project by the National Institute for Environmental Studies and incinerator plant manufacturers. The JWRF also collaborated with the research titled "Establishment of green modification technology for incineration main ash by combining physical sorting and aging," which was funded by the Environment Research and Technology Development Fund. We are aiming to "realize social implementation and disseminate academic results" of incinerator ash recycling based on the knowledge gained from the researches by sharing information in our respective fields of expertise.
To minimize the volume of incineration residues are a major challenge in today's domestic waste management in Japan. Especially for municipalities that do not have a final disposal site and whose long-term prospects are uncertain, it is necessary to have as many appropriate and effective options as possible to reduce its volume.
Comprehensive research toward the development of next-generation venous infrastructure (The Joint Research Project)
～Study on the possibility of cooperation between waste incineration plants and sewage treatment plants
This Joint Research Project is being conducted jointly by the JWRF, three committee members from academia, and five manufacturing companies.
As the needs for waste treatment systems are changing drastically, we started this research project in FY2020 in order to make use of the results of our previous research and to make it a theme that meets the new social needs.
In FY2020, a sub-theme "Research on the concept of automation of venous facilities" was established to find ways to promote the spread of automatic operation, AI, IoT, etc. (automation, etc.) in venous facilities. In this project, we are studying ways to make venous facilities more efficient and less duplicative "next-generation venous infrastructure" by utilizing automation and other technologies.